Boeger Winery is a winery I’ve known and loved for a very long time. The wine is just as incredible as the location of their tasting room and vineyards. One of their many wines I enjoy is Boeger Winery Barbera.
Boeger Winery Barbera
Boeger Winery is located in the higher end of the Sierra Mountain foothills. The winery’s location is ideal for sightseeing many of the Gold Rush historic areas. Very near the winery is a must see town of Placerville once known as Hangtown. Not far from there is Coloma, the site where gold was first discovered in California. The winery itself sits on an 1850s site that was the original homestead of the Fossati-Lombardo family. The Fossati-Lombardo family produced wine up until prohibition when, out of necessity, they converted most of their vineyards to a pear orchard, retaining some vines for sacramental wines. Some of the original vines still exist today.
When the Boeger family purchased the land, they gradually converted the orchards back to the original vineyards of the past. This winery and surrounding area offer anyone who visits an opportunity to step back in time and experience what it must have been like during the Gold Rush era, a pivotal time in the history of our state and country.
This is what the winemaker has to say about their Boeger Winery Barbera:
“Our 2102 Barbera – Red candy apple, fresh cherries and rich licorice. This Barbera is elegant, lush and perfectly balanced. Everything about it is pleasing. It’s the friend you always want to hang out with. Released on the heels of our “Best Barbera in CA” 2011 vintage our winemaker has this to say about the ’12: “The quality continues! We expect great things from this vintage as well.”
You can find Boeger Winery Barbera on their website, bevmo.com, wine.com, totalwine.com, and a good many wine outlets, just ask your local wine buyer.
We do enjoy visiting this area for the many things it has to offer including the Boeger Winery. The winery itself is in a beautiful location offering picnicking or a place to hang out and relax. Just don’t leave your children unattended… LOL. The fact that they offer complimentary tasting of some of their reserve wines gives us more of a reason to find our way there.
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